Mugshots Bro steals the show in Batavia Open August 2, 2021

Batavia, NY — As a result of the heady drive by Shawn McDonough, Mugshots Bro made quick work of his competition and won the $11,200 Open Handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 1). Mugshots Bro started widest in the scratch-shortened field of five and darted off the car and got the lead with no opposition at all. After scooting to the quarter … Continue reading Mugshots Bro steals the show in Batavia Open »

Thor De Vie thunders home in Batavia Open August 1, 2021

Batavia, NY — Thor De Vie left a string of second place finishes behind and got back to his winning ways after out-muscling a solid field of six in the $11,200 Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (July 31). It was Katy-bar-the-door horse racing in the night’s feature race as four horses left and no one would give way. It was … Continue reading Thor De Vie thunders home in Batavia Open »

Town Gossip ties track record at Batavia Downs July 29, 2021

Batavia, NY — The New York Sire Stakes visited Batavia Downs on Wednesday (July 28) with both genders of 3-year-old pacers competing in four divisions for a total of $225,000. With excellent efforts put in by the entire group, Town Gossip stole the show as he tied the track record for 3-year-old pacing geldings with an impressive 1:52.2 effort. Joe Bongiorno and Town Gossip (American … Continue reading Town Gossip ties track record at Batavia Downs »

3-year-old NYSS pacers at Batavia Downs Wednesday July 27, 2021

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs begins the second week of their meet on Wednesday (July 28) and the New York Sire Stakes will once again be in town. This time it’s a two-for-one deal as both male and female divisions of 3-year-old pacers will convene at the Genesee County track for a total purse of $225,000. With the Excel A and B races also carded, … Continue reading 3-year-old NYSS pacers at Batavia Downs Wednesday »

Batavia Downs cancels Monday card of racing July 26, 2021

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs has announced that with the approval of the New York State Gaming Commission, the special twilight card of live harness racing that was originally scheduled for Monday (July 26) has been canceled due to a lack of entries. Racing will resume at the Downs on Wednesday (July 28) at 5 p.m. as was originally scheduled. That night will feature the … Continue reading Batavia Downs cancels Monday card of racing »

Morrill, Rice steal the show at Batavia Downs Saturday July 25, 2021

Batavia, NY — It was the first Saturday night (July 24) card of the meet at Batavia Downs and driver Jim Morrill Jr. and trainer Maria Rice put on a clinic on the track for the fans in the stands.   Morrill had a natural Grand Slam in races six, seven, eight and nine and Rice had a natural Hat Trick in races seven, eight … Continue reading Morrill, Rice steal the show at Batavia Downs Saturday »

NYSS first year filly trotters open Batavia meet Wednesday July 21, 2021

Batavia, NY — When Batavia Downs opens their 2021 harness racing season on Wednesday (July 21), the card will be highlighted by a visit from the New York Sire Stakes and the 2-year-old trotting filly division. Post time for the first race is 6 p.m. Thirteen first-year trotters will go postward in two divisions for a total purse of $101,700. It’s the second of five … Continue reading NYSS first year filly trotters open Batavia meet Wednesday »

2021 Batavia Downs meet features free programs, new bets and live video July 19, 2021

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs kicks off it’s 74th season of live racing on Wednesday (July 21) at 6 p.m. and the management, staff and horsemen couldn’t be more excited to welcome back a live crowd to watch the best harness racing available in western New York. The track is also pleased to announce a plethora of new features that are sure to make Batavia … Continue reading 2021 Batavia Downs meet features free programs, new bets and live video »

Kyle Swift wins first career drive at Batavia Downs July 16, 2021

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs hosted the New York Sire Stake County Fair series on Thursday (July 15) and the program that is designed to help develop young horsemen and women bore fruit in front of a robust gallery of fans in attendance. Kyle Swift made his first ever driving start a winning one when he steered the 2-year-old pacing filly Pink Delight (Huntsville-Gentlemens Delight) … Continue reading Kyle Swift wins first career drive at Batavia Downs »

County Fair harness racing rolls into Batavia Downs Thursday July 14, 2021

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs is proud to host the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) County Fair Series on Thursday (July 15) starting at 12:30 p.m. The program that is facilitated by the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund features stops at tracks in 21 different counties throughout the state and culminates with finals for the top point-getters at Historic Track in Goshen on … Continue reading County Fair harness racing rolls into Batavia Downs Thursday »